8 edition of A reliable wife found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Robert Goolrick.|
|Series||Thorndike Press large print core|
|LC Classifications||PS3607.O5925 R45 2009b|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009012157|
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A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, is the story of how Catherine Land answers a rather pathetic sounding classified A reliable wife book placed by a lonely, tormented rich man. From the beginning of her correspondence with him, Catherine is up to no good at all: she plans on slowly poisoning Ralph Truitt and having his fortune for herself/5.
Dec 25, · This book is set in when a young woman answers an advertisement for a “reliable wife” to move to rural Wisconsin and marry a lonely yet rich widower. Trust me, the female protagonist is not reliable in any way at all. But this book is a fascinating read about love, loss, sex (lots of sex), desire, deception, duplicity, and trust/5(K).
Erotic, brutal and very, very dark, A RELIABLE WIFE is the kind of Gothic novel that the Brontë sisters would have written had there been no Victorian sanctions against writing frankly about sex.
There are madwomen, and men, aplenty here, all driven to violence and despair thanks to desires thwarted or warped beyond recognition.
A Reliable Wife leaves much unanswered. Many things happen and the logic with the decisions made on these plans by the characters create such a frustration while reading, that I wanted to slam the book down and forget it.
But I didn’t—and finished—still with a lot of questions. A Reliable Wife Summary & Study Guide Description.
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A Reliable Wife is eminently readable and should delight fans of old-fashioned Gothic romances Goolrick is a solid wordsmith, and he handily manages the impressive task of making readers care about a woman bent on cold-blooded murder/5.
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A Reliable Wife Robert Goolrick, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill pp. ISBN Summary Rural Wisconsin, In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a. Jan 01, · April 26, • Robert Goolrick's new book A Reliable Wife spins a tale that will keep many a reader turning the pages late at night to find out what happens next.
A reliable wife book Buy this book Set in happens on a newspaper ad A reliable wife book a well-to-do businessman in need of a “reliable wife,” she invents a plan to benefit from his riches and his need.
Her new husband. Editions for A Reliable Wife: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Kindle Edition), Author: Robert Goolrick.
Mar 20, · This book would without a doubt make an incredible movie, and I wasn't surprised that the film rights to A RELIABLE WIFE have already been purchased by Columbia.
A RELIABLE WIFE should be on your book club's list of books to read because it would make a fantastic discussion book.
At the onset of A Reliable Wife the charactersare not good people. They have done bad things and have lived thoughtlessly. In the end how do they find hope. The author directly or indirectly references several classic novels by the Brontë sisters, Daphne DuMaurier and.
Book reviews. A Reliable Wife Robert Goolrick Review by Harvey Freedenberg. April Inin a small Wisconsin town that bears his name, Ralph Truitt, the wealthy owner of an iron foundry, waits on the cusp of a looming blizzard for the train carrying Catherine Land, his mail-order bride from Chicago.
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A romantic thriller set in rural Wisconsin inwhere a widower places a newspaper ad a wife and a scheming former courtesan answers the call.
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A Reliable Wife A Novel (Book): Goolrick, Robert: Rural Wisconsin, In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for a reliable wife.
But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the simple, honest woman that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and. Free download or read online A Reliable Wife pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Robert Goolrick.
The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format. The main characters of this fiction, historical story are Ralph Truitt, Catherine Land.
The book has been awarded with /5. That satisfyingly twisty opening sets the stage for A Reliable Wife, the first novel by Robert Goolrick, who previously won acclaim for his Southern memoir of growing up with an alcoholic father.
Apr 26, · 'Reliable Wife': Madness And Passion In Wisconsin Robert Goolrick's new book A Reliable Wife spins a tale that will keep many a reader turning. Mar 07, · A Reliable Wife A Novel (Book): Goolrick, Robert: "Abandoning her worldly life, traveling to a remote Wisconsin town in the dead of winter, trusting her future to a man she had never met - such was Catherine Land's new beginning.
But there was an ending in sight as well, an ending that would redeem the treachery ahead, justify the sacrifice, and allow her to start over yet again. That was. Mar 07, · A Reliable Wife Plot: What's the story. Takes place in Wisconsin where successful businessman Ralph Truitt waits on a train platform for the woman who answered his newspaper ad for “a reliable wife.” His Chicago-born bride to be is actually a scheming gal with a dark past who plans to seduce and poison him, leaving town a rich widow.
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. Wow. Fantastic. Ralph Truitt has been alone in the rural Wisconsin for some 20 years, since his wife and daughter died and his son left home.
Yes, he has his housekeepers, his immense wealth, and solicitous townspeople, essentially all of whom work for him. Still, though, Ralph feels alone. I’m not sure if this is a genre, but this novel would fit nicely into a category called Gothic Erotica.
A Reliable Wife is like Rebecca on Viagra. The story is set in Wisconsin in the winter ofa lonely man places an ad for a “Reliable Wife,” and a “simple, honest woman” responds and is accepted%().
A "fierce and sophisticated debut novel In its best moments, A Reliable Wife calls to mind the chilling tales of Poe and Stephen King, and at its core this is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions. It melds a plot drenched in suspense with expertly realized characters and psychological realism.
Jan 01, · A RELIABLE WIFE will haunt you, make you think, wish for people who have read it to be near by so you can discuss it, and never, never disappoint. A RELIABLE WIFE starts out innocuously as what one might think is a common theme written about before; the early s mail-order bride story.5/5(5).
This book is a remarkable characterization of what it's like to love and not be loved in return. Ralph Truitt has this problem until he meets Catherine Land, a woman of many talents who answers his advertisement for a "reliable wife.".
This Study Guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Reliable Wife. Middle-aged businessman Ralph Truitt is one of the novel's two central characters or protagonists.
In the novel. Three years later, Goolrick's first novel, A Reliable Wife, quickly garnered both critical and popular acclaim, became a favorite book-club selection, and hit the top spot on The New York Times. The author directly or indirectly references several classic novels—by the Brontë sisters, Daphne du Maurier, and Frances Hodgson Burnett, among others.
How does A Reliable Wife play with the conventions of these classic Gothic novels. Does the book seem more shocking or provocative as a result. (Questions issued by publisher.). Jun 06, · A Reliable Wife (Book): Goolrick, Robert: Rural Wisconsin, In the bitter cold, wealthy businessman Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who has answered his advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" Ralph is expecting.
Jan 05, · Reliable Wife The book was good. It had a bit of a slow start in my opinion but when it raved up, it was hard to put down. Tyg, 12/18/ Loved it. This was a dark tale with lots of shocking twists, beautifully written to keep you hooked from the very beginning.
It definitely keeps you guessing the next turn and rooting for the unexpected/5(). Quite frankly, A Reliable Wife is very, very, very much not my style of book.
At all. It arrived, unannounced, as a review copy in the mail and my first inclination was to not read it. However, then I read the back cover description of how this was a historical thriller about an unassuming mail bride who comes to her new husband with sinister motives.
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If you have not seen the movie and loved the classic novel, I think you would really enjoy A Reliable Wife and it would prove to be a worthwhile read.
But if. Oct 19, · Download A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick free book in PDF format. The Novel “A Reliable Wife” is about a woman with her own agenda is caught between two men obsessed with the past.
Description of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick PDF “A Reliable Wife” is a novel that sets an old-fashioned Gothic tale amid the ‘eternal snow’ of. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at menards.club Jun 26, · After years of buttoned-down widowhood, Ralph has advertised for a "reliable wife for practical reasons", yet the woman he meets possesses a.
A Reliable Wife Book Club Kit (Book Club Kit): Goolrick, Robert, Rural Wisconsin, In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the 'simple, honest woman' that Ralph is expecting.